January 30th, 2020
Issue No. 5
South Church in Andover
309th Annual Meeting

Sunday February 9, 2020
immediately following worship
 in the Fellowship Hall
Lunch provided
Sunday Worship

This Sunday we'll hear Matthew's version of the Beatitudes and wonder why Jesus takes the time to name specific people who are blessed. Isn't everyone blessed? As always, we'll sing, pray and be church together. Pastor Alex preaching. Childcare available.
February loose offerings: CityReach/Common Cathedral

CityReach is an overnight urban outreach program giving young people the opportunity to learn first hand about homelessness from people who have experienced it. South Church youth have participated in the program for many years. Bring loose change to worship on Sunday or text GIVETOSOUTHCHURCH to 73256 and use the drop-down menu to select where your gift is going.
Faith Forum
8:45am in the church library

Regenerative Agriculture can be a major tool in combating climate change as mentioned in our book Drawdown. With news from the Giving Garden, Mark Aude will explain the ideas, benefits and info about the present rate of change in farming in a talk called "Iowa in 2250". Child care available.
Epiphany Senior Tea Photos

If you haven’t already done so, please stop by Fellowship Hall after this Sunday’s service to pick up your envelope on the stage with a Tea photo(s) inside. Enjoy the memories and thanks for coming to this year’s Tea!
Middle School Fun Day
11:15am-1:30pm in the Youth Space
Come for pizza, games, a service project and a woods walk! It’s going to be a great way to spend time together.
High School Cabaret Meeting
3:00pm in the Youth Space
We are planning for the Youth Cabaret followed by High School Youth Group at 4pm.
Habitat Build Day
This Sat., Feb 1st at 8:30am at Lupine Road

Bundle up and get hands-on on the Lupine Road project! No experience needed. Grab a friend and sign up with Ellen Arvidson. Volunteers 16 and up are welcome. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Calling all Handy People!
This Sat., Feb. 1st from 9:00am-noon

We are renovating the bathrooms behind the kitchen and need help! The lady's bath Demo Day is Sat. 2/1, then we will work Saturdays and February school break (2/17-21) to put it back together. Contact Brenda Bryan 603-234-2352 if you’d like to help!
Let's Get Cozy and Knit!
Wed., Feb. 5th at 7:00pm at Caffe Nero

Please join us as we knit by a cozy fire, drink a hot beverage, and chat about knitting and life.
Annual Meeting Help Needed!
Sun., Feb 9th at 11:15am

Our Annual Meeting is approaching and we are looking for a few people to help out with child care and meal clean-up. Click here for details and sign-up.
Caregivers Support Group
Sun., Feb. 9th at 7:00pm in the SC library

The ministry of care-giving can be frustrating, isolating, and all-consuming. Are you caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one – or preparing to do so? Join others for confidential conversation and fellowship.
Green Bee seezz a problem!

Town recycling programs are in trouble.  We need to be more careful.  Many items you think belong in your recycling bin don’t. Putting them in does more harm than good. Not sure? Check out the Recyclopedia here. When in doubt, throw it out!
2019 Giving Statements
Final 2019 Giving Statements will be available at the end of January. If you have an email listed in Realm , you’ll receive an email from South Church Andover with a link to your final statement. If you don’t have an email listed, you’ll receive a paper statement. Please open your statement!
  • Sun., March 1st Youth Cabaret
  • Tues., March 31st "Affordable Housing in Andover: Update and What's Next?"
  • Sat., May 9th Deeper Than The Skin presentation
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Pastor Dana and Pastor Alex take Fridays as a Sabbath day off. If a pastoral issue arises on a Friday or Saturday, please call or text the Pastoral Emergency number, 978-710-8711 to directly connect with the on-call pastor.
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